Shortlist Announced for 2008 Structural Steel Design Awards

Corus and the BCSA have today announced a shortlist of 24 projects for the 2008 Structural Steel Design Awards (SSDA). This year’s shortlisted projects come from around the UK and as far afield as Barbados, and reflect the innovative application of steel across a wide range of construction sectors including commercial and leisure, industrial, education, residential, bridges as well as landmark public art.

The confirmed 2008 SSDA shortlist includes:

  • The Savill Building - Windsor Great Park
  • East Beach Café - Littlehampton
  • Roof Garden Apartment - Clerestreet, London
  • O2 Arena - North Greenwich, London
  • T5, Heathrow - Roof and Main Terminal
  • LTA National Training Centre - Roehampton
  • The Bridge - Dartford, Kent
  • Killanin Stand - Galway Racecourse
  • Bourbon Lane Housing Development - White City, London
  • 14 Cornhill - London
  • University of Ulster Belfast Campus - Belfast
  • 3Ws Pavilion - Kensington Oval, Barbados
  • Kings Waterfront Arena  - Liverpool
  • The Willis Building - 51 Lime Street, London
  • Unilever House - Blackfriars, London
  • The Sidings Bridge - Swansea
  • Panopticons Halo - Top O’Slate, Lancashire
  • ‘Turning the Place Over’ - Liverpool
  • St Marylebone CE School - London W1
  • The Roundhouse Roof - Camden, London
  • St Stephen’s Walk Shopping Centre Roof - Hull
  • Singing Ringing Tree - Burnley, Lancashire
  • Constructionarium (Mini-Gherkin) - National Construction College
  • 55 Baker Street, London – Transfer structure

The SSDA Awards recognise the high standards of structural and architectural design attainable in the use of steel and its potential in terms of efficiency, cost effectiveness, aesthetics and innovation - rewarding outstanding projects to stand as an example to others.

David Lazenby CBE, Chairman of the Judging Panel comments: “As judges we regard the SSDA awards as a showcase for how constructional steelwork plays a vibrant, forward thinking and innovative part in the success of the construction industry. Instituted in 1969, this year heralds the 40th Anniversary of the SSDA Awards. Bearing this in mind, the outstanding range and standard of the 2008 shortlist has certainly given us something to celebrate.

Lazenby continues: "Diverse as the shortlisted projects this year are, regardless of whether a project has used five or 30,000 tonnes of steel, each one stands as testament to the skills and determination of highly motivated project teams working to achieve noteworthy results. Architects, structural engineers, main contractors, steelwork contractors and developers have all worked together to deliver striking additions to our built environment, on time and on budget – satisfying clients and delighting the public.”

The winners of the 2008 SSDA Awards will be announced at a black tie award ceremony taking place on 08 July 2008 at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The event will also include a retrospective of winning entries since 1969 to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the SSDA Awards.

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